Dear Neighbors –
How do we tell the IVCanDO story? So, what exactly does IVCanDO, do?! These are questions we both ask ourselves and get asked often. We have our hands in so many different areas here at IVCanDO, that sometimes it’s hard for us to succinctly describe the broad range of work we do within our community, but our mission statement does a good job:
The Illinois Valley Community Development Organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to collaborative programs and inclusive partnerships that improve and change lives across communities of rural southwest Oregon. With a community based strategic plan focused on People, Place, and Prosperity, we champion sustainable development for vibrant economic, social, and cultural conditions.
So what does that mean? It means we care about the places and people we live with. We seek out, support, and work with community partners that help make the Illinois Valley and greater rural southwest Oregon a great place to live. We bring in and create programs that improve our way of living and support our lifestyles. And we advocate for the people that love to call the Illinois Valley home….